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An interview tomorrow with the publisher

January 23rd, 2012 at 06:22 am

I pretty much mentally wrote off anything happening with the publisher after seeing that they reposted the job, in its latest reincarnation, on the job boards.

But she contacted me this morning to continue the email exchange from last week about my coming in to talk to her about it.

So it's set up for tomorrow at 11.

Based on the latest job description, I don't feel I will likely be the most qualified candidate, as I don't know Quark or FileMaker, the two programs they mentioned would be a plus. So the only edge I think I have is the fact that I did a portion of the work as a temporary worker and I'm a known quantity. I will have to convince them I can learn new software quickly (which I hope I can).

My old friend R. is still telling me not to accept $15/hr., if that's what the pay is, and to hold out for $25. I usually really hold his opinion in high regard, but in this case, I think he's a little removed from the work world and is a little off base here.

This is a small outfit, so she just may tell me the pay rate right at the interview, just as she did when I interviewed for the contract job. (I'm guessing it'll be $15/hr as a worst case scenario and will be pleasantly surprised if it's any better.)

My thinking is, if that's all they've decided to pay, they won't likely budge. It's not like they're a huge company. I'm guessing they have less than 25 employees. I think they might be a more inclined to adjust pay for a f/t position, but for p/t, I'm guessing not. So we'll have to see how it goes.

I will also need to assure her that 20 to 25 hours a week is "fine" with me, and that I'm content with that kind of arrangement for the long run. Obviously she won't hire me if she thinks I will bail for something better later on. My mindset is to take whatever I possibly can, even while knowing this won't be enough for me, especially at their low pay rate. So it's possible if, down the road I get the job that I will likely at some point have to leave for a better job and leave them in a lurch, but you know what? Not really my problem; employers do that to employees all the time, with no notice at all. It's how the game is played.

13 Responses to “An interview tomorrow with the publisher”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Agreed. You should take what you can. And yes, it is your right to leave for something better when it comes around.

  2. laura Says:


    Good luck tomorrow! Smile

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I can't remember. Does this one offer benefits?

  4. patientsaver Says:

    No, this one was a contract job when I did it this past fall. Then they decided to stop using freelancers and said it would be a full-time job, but in its latest reincarnation, they decided to make it part-time, 20-25 hrs a week.

  5. snafu Says:

    The concept of Loyalty was destroyed by employers a long time ago. Wishing you a good interview and success obtaining employment. Should something better appear in the future you can deal with it then.

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Good luck at the interview. I recommend you state something such as "At this point in my life, part-time work appeals to me." Not entirely true, but you are right. If they feel you will be gone the moment you find a full-time job, you won't be considered.

  7. Mary Ann Says:

    Best wishes....kep us posted!

  8. patientsaver Says:

    Yeah, but it's going to be a little difficult since I jumped at the chance when they said it was going to be a full-time job.

    I'm going to have to say something like, while I enjoy the freelance lifestyle, I need more billable hours/work, so i generally feel,the more work i can get, the better. So while I would have welcomed a shot at the full-time position, I am still interested even though it's now part-time.

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Luck.

    I'd certainly take the $15/hr, if the alternative is $0. Like you said, doesn't mean you have to stay there forever. Just some temporary income. & who knows, can always lead to other opportunities (meet more people, etc.)

  10. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  11. My English Castle Says:

    Good Luck tomorrow--Indeed MM has a good point--at least it connects you with more people.

  12. Looking Forward Says:

    Best of luck tomorrow! My fingers are crossed for you. Smile

  13. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I hope it works out!

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